This week we learned about colors and how to read the color words. Each day we celebrated a specific color. For morning seatwork each day students copied color words onto poems and circled other identifiable sight words.
Students read an emergent reader book called “I Can Read Colors” and colored the pictures based on the matching color word. Students practiced reading the books in school and then took them home to read them at home.
Also each day based on the color that we were celebrating, each student brought their favorite things for show and tell that matched the color of the day. Most students brought their favorite toys and one student brought crafts that they created.
For Fiesta Friday students got to make an art project and watch a video based on the book “Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?“. Students made a brown bear puppet that retold what happened in the story and put the story in the correct sequence.
As we finished up our Thanksgiving activities last week, we read some more books about the first Thanksgiving and learned more about Native Americans and Pilgrims. For math we’ve been learning about 2D and 3D shapes, and how to make bigger shapes from smaller shapes. We made Native Americans designs from pattern block shapes.
During poetry time, we read the poem Five Little Turkeys using retelling cards and turkey pictures. Then students filled in missing words using number word sight word knowledge. The Five Little Turkeys book and cards came from Kindergarten Fever’s TpT.
This week we began our unit on families. First we read a poem about families on the smart board and decorated them for their poetry journals.
Later on in the day we discussed how families are important and the things that they do together. Then we read the story “Gone Fishing” which is a story about a boy going fishing with his dad.
Then we made connections with the story and talked about things we like to do with our family. Finally we wrote and illustrated those things that we like to do.
We learned a new song called “Autumn Leaves” by the learning station. We also read the story “Autumn’s First Leaf” and talked about our favorite fall colors and practiced completing sentences with our sight words.
We also added a new poem into our poetry journals and made tissue paper fall trees.
To celebrate the letter P, and to start off our food and nutrition theme; we read our new poem called Pancakes. Students practiced reading the poem by using their finger for tracking. Throughout the week well continue to learn the poem and practice our fluency. Then as a class we looked for rhyming words in the poem and created our own stack of pancakes.
We have continued to learn about poems and today we listened to the poem 5 Little Pumpkins Sitting on a Gate on the SMART board. We listened to the song and learned ordinal numbers by following along with the song / poem.
Then to practice what we’ve learned about ordinal numbers, we played an ordinal numbers matching game. Students stood up in front of the room while other students sat down and called out two different ordinal numbers, “I’ll pick the 2nd student and the 5th student”. If they made a match with the Halloween picture they scored a point.
We are learning about describing words and we’ve been applying them to our 5 senses in writing. We read the Poem by Robert Frost “Stopping By the Woods on a Snowy Evening”. We identified descriptive words in the poem as well as other descriptive words that match our 5 senses.
Then incorporated our descriptive words into writing about our own winter woods about things we can see, hear, touch, taste, or feel.
As Halloween approaches we posted a new poem and song for our class to learn. We read a poem called The Halloween Surprise and learned new sight words to go along with our word wall.
We practiced reading the poem and then sang along to the song on CD with copies of the lyrics.
We discussed on how the problem was that the main character was lost and they found a scary house. The solution was that the house was scary because the narrator’s friends threw a surprise Halloween party. Student’s make their own Halloween invitation cards to our classroom Halloween party.